Cessate La Guerra.
[Vietnam War / Pacifism / Berkeley]. [Political Poster Workshop.]

Cessate La Guerra.

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[Berkeley]: [Political Poster Workshop], [1970]. 22 x 15 inches. Broadside. Silkscreen printed in brown on the verso of a two-sheet dot-matrix computer printout, with the expected fold line where the two printer sheets join and perforated edges. Few paint smears, most notably within the "C" of "Cessate"; approx. 3" of right perforated strip separated from poster and creased. Very Good.

One of 650 designs created by the Political Poster Workshop during the summer of 1970, this one featuring an image of a Latinx family with young children. The Political Poster Workshop was formed by students at the University of California, Berkeley, in response to the US invasion of Cambodia and the Kent State shootings, among other critical events of the period, and was supervised by Malaquias Montoya. Montoya had founded the Mexican-American Liberation Art Front in 1968, and was a major artistic contributor to the Chicano movement, including the UFW’s grape boycott. Under his tutelage, the Political Poster Workshop printed some 50,000 posters -- averaging 100 or less per design -- often on the backs of dot-matrix computer printouts and old concert posters. These were then posted around campus and the Berkeley area. Consequently, surviving copies are scarce.

Not located in OCLC, but we find one copy at the University of British Columbia and another at OMCA.


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